Thanksgiving is days away....and we still are unsure of what our plans are. We were blessed with a turkey that is happily thawing out in our extra refrigerator in anticipation of being joyfully consumed. (An IEW writing instructor would be pleased with those strong verbs and -ly descriptors. I am learning so much this year - thank you Institute for Excellence in Writing!)
In less than 2 weeks my 8 year old turns 9. His wish is for a Lego Death Star set. It has been on his "list" for almost 2 years. Have you seen this set? It is truly incredible boasting 3,803 pieces and includes 24 mini-figures, possibly his favorite part. Ahhh, the power of Legos. When we were in baby mode, our friends had 5 young boys and Legos, lots of them, everywhere. When they came and visited us they each bought a set and they were spread throughout our home diligently working on them. I can still see them. Now I understand. It is my wish that our two families can someday get together and their boys, now young men, can see our boys who are about the same age they were when we first got married...
In approximately 3 weeks my daughter turns 12and I am hoping to do something really mom-daughter special for this girl who is blossoming into a beautiful young lady right before our eyes.
Then, Christmas.....Thank you Father for sending us your Son.